Teachers

Bluefish

By Pat Schmatz

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Everything changes for thirteen-year-old Travis, a new student who is trying to hide his illiteracy, when he meets a sassy classmate with her own secrets and a remarkable teacher.  Available in eBook.

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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

By Mitch Albom

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"Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final 'class:' lessons in how to live."

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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

By Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany

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"Warm, feisty, and intelligent, the Delany sisters speak their mind in a book that is at once a vital historical record and a moving portrait of two remarkable women who continued to love, laugh, and embrace life after over 100 years of living side by side. Their sharp memories show readers the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington; Harlem's Golden Age and Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City system as a school teacher."

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Crow Boy

By Taro Yashimo

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Chibi is a shy, reclusive boy the other students call "stupid" and "slowpoke," until the new sixth grade teacher, Mr. Isobe, shows everyone how many skills and talents Chibi really has.
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The Year of Miss Agnes

By Kirkpatrick Hill

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Ten-year-old Fred (short for Frederika) narrates the story of school and village life among the Athapascans in Alaska during 1948 when Miss Agnes arrived as the new teacher.
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Wemberly Worried

By Kevin Henkes

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A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school.
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Thank You, Mr. Falker

By Patricia Polacco

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At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.
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Miss Nelson is Missing!

By Harry Allard

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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.
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Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

By Joseph Slate

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Introduces the letters of the alphabet as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for kindergarten.
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

By Kevin Henkes

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Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.
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